People arrested for drunk driving often fear that others will judge them for their actions. While that can certainly happen, the fact is that many people have been arrested for DUI, even the rich and famous. Rocker and New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, proving that this can happen to anyone, though the resulting consequences may be very different.
Springsteen charged with more than one offense
Authorities say that “The Boss” was arrested late last year, though this event only recently became public knowledge. The arrest occurred at Gateway National Recreation Area, which is a national park. Details about the events leading up to the arrest are scarce, though reports say that Springsteen cooperated with authorities. He was charged with multiple offenses, including driving while intoxicated and consuming alcohol in a closed area.
This comes on the heels of Springsteen’s recent Super Bowl commercial for Jeep, which has since been removed from air. A spokesperson for Jeep says the company wants a chance to review the incident before determining whether to put the commercial back in circulation. The entire event is surprising, as many people close to Springsteen have publicly discussed his aversion to drugs and alcohol. The “Dancing in the Dark” singer reportedly leads an otherwise-healthy lifestyle.
Everyone deserves fair treatment, not just the famous
It is unlikely that Bruce Springsteen will serve jail time for his DUI arrest, though anyone else in New Jersey may not be so lucky. A drunk driving conviction can have severe consequences, including a prison sentence, high fines or even having one’s driver’s license revoked. This isn’t even to mention the potential impact upon one’s personal or professional life. Working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney may be the best way to ensure that an accused person receives fair treatment from the court system.